Future Friday Replay: Habits of a Futurist

I read an article in Business Insider called Why Every Corporation Should Employ A Futurist where the author talked about what a “futurist” could do for companies. Two of these were: Futurists think in terms of “multiple futures” rather than one. Not only does this increase the chances that one will have a plan for the actual …

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Listening the correct way: An interview with Paul Endress for #SHRM18

Everyone in HR understands the importance of listening. We read about it all the time. We are trained in the value of active listening when interviewing or interacting with employees. However, I learned in a conversation with Paul Endress that active listening is not enough. To be very good listeners we need to be engaging …

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September Carnival of HR

I generally try to post the Carnival of HR on the day it is published. I have done several and it takes a lot of work, so I want to reward the person taking the time and effort to bring this information to us. Well, I missed by a couple of days but here it …

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Listening- The #1 Core Competency?

Tom Peters, in his book The Little Big Things, list listening as the 112th of 163 things that are important. Peters goes through a long list of what listening is. Listening is, among other points: The ultimate mark of Respect The heart and soul of Engagement The basis for true collaboration The basis of community …

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Are you actually listening?

I happen to have NPR on my radio this afternoon and listened to a show called “On Being” hosted by Krista Tippett. Her interview guest was Dave Isay, the founder and president of StoryCorps, a show that records conversations of everyday people and preserves them in the Library of Congress. StoryCorps tagline is “Celebrating 10 …

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